The edition in which you are going to submit your article might have own requirements for the text format. Here are the services that help to choose a journal for your article, and also contain requirements to the text format, citation, compiling a reference list and more.

Choosing a Journal

Find the journals that publish researches results in your field of study, look at the impact factors:

Scimago Journal & Country Rank

The rating of the journals that provides a set of bibliometric indexes based on the information resources of Elsevier’s SciVerse Scopus database. Also an opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of the scientific journal.

Journal Citation Reports

Journal rating, based on the Impact-factor, published annually by Clarivate Analytics on the Web of Science platform (access only in the local network of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute).

Find the open access journals in your field of study at the Directory of the Open Acces Journals (DOAJ)

Igor Sikorsky KPI Publications

Structure of academic publication

The most popular structure of the scientific article is based on the principle IMRAD

Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion – international format of the scientific journal articles

Each article has a distinct structure:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results And
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References

Title – clearly outlines the main aims of the article, starts with the research object, attracts the reader’s attention.

Abstract – shortly reflects the contents of the article: goals of the research, main aspects, methods, and results. It has to be highly informative and a little provocative to get the reader interested.

Keywords – the list of main terms considered in the article.

Introduction (І) – outlining the key problem, hypotheses. The Introduction should answer the question: What we already know about the research subject? What do we know? What will we consider in this particular article?

Methods (М) – description of particular methods and materials which are applied in the research process, description of all factors that influenced the received results.

Results (R) – a key chapter of the article, filled with specific theses and arguments. Tables, graphs, pictures are appropriate to be placed here.

Discussion (D) – comparison of the received results with the results of previous researches on the same topic, significance of the conducted research, do the results confirm a hypothesis, further perspective of studying the subject.

Conclusions – answers to the questions: Did you achieve the aim of the research? What is the significance of the results? Could the results have practical application? Which questions left without answers?

The scientific article is closed by the list of all sources used.

Compilation of the reference lists

International citation styles and citation in the scientific papers: methodological recommendations (in Ukrainian).

Examples of reference lists of the sources used based on the DSTU 8302:2015 (in Ukrainian).

Examples of reference lists of the sources used based on the international IEEE Citation Style (in Ukrainian).

Examples of reference lists based on the international APA Citation Style (in Ukrainian).

Examples of reference lists based on the international Vancouver Citation Style (in Ukrainian).

Author identifier

By adding an identifier such as ORCID scientific paper is attached to a certain researcher, safely and clearly. Guidelines for registering the researcher profile in ORCHID (in Ukrainian) ORCID – open, non-commercial project for creation and support of the unique researcher identifiers, clear and complex way to represent the results of research and scientific activity. ORCID allows to:

  • Identify the researcher correctly
  • Guarantee the connection with other unique author identifiers (AuthorID Scopus і ResearcherID and more)
  • To connect the information about researchers with the full, exact and up to date data about their scientific achievements safely and without mistakes.

Instructions for creating an author profile ResearcherID on PUBLONS.

ResearcherID – the international system of personal scientific research authors’ identification. It is used to identify authors in the international databases, in Web of Science in particular. ResearcherID allows to:

  • create researcher profile and to collect in it different variants of surname spelling in Latin characters
  • form a list of own publications which are included into Web of Science as well as those which are not included in WoS database
  • define own scientometric indexes (citation index, Hirsch index)
  • associate your profile with ORCID.


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